Vivid and immediate, the Paines Plough Roundabout is the UK’s first-ever fully accessible and portable plug-and-play theatre. Using just an Allen key, the spaceship-style theatre is easily transported and assembled in each new place it visits. If you’ve never experienced a performance in the Roundabout, check it out when it visits Victoria Park in Swinton, Salford later this year.
The spaceship-style theatre is easily transported and assembled in each new place it visits.
Paines Plough Roundabout has been bringing brand new theatre to audiences in Salford since 2015. Every autumn the award-winning in-the-round auditorium tours the UK with the very best of new writing. In an ongoing collaboration with The Lowry, the Roundabout will once again bring the thrill of live performance into the heart of communities across Salford.
There are five works playing the Roundabout this year: Black Love by Nigerian-born Bristol-based writer, Chinonyerem Odimba. With a focus on familial love, heritage and storytelling, Black Love is the Roundabout’s first-ever musical; expect real-life stories set to a catchy R&B soundtrack.
Award-winning playwright Chris Bush’s Hungry will also play the Roundabout’s stage; a brand new work about food, class, love and grief. Meanwhile, May Queen by Frankie Meredith, which is set in Coventry, explores the disturbing events of a hot May Day and its repercussions one year later.
The Roundabout will also play host to Bonnie and the Bonnettes: Drag Me to Love; a lively autobiographical three-person show that fuses drag performance with theatrical storytelling. And Phoebe Eclair-Powell’s Really Big and Really Loud – a super show for the whole family – all about losing your voice and heading out on an adventure to find it again.
Bring the magic of live theatre into the heart and fabric of the communities it visits.
We love that the Roundabout is always guaranteed to bring the magic of live theatre into the heart and fabric of the communities it visits. Once again, The Lowry and Paines Plough will work closely with local community groups and Salford Council to create a vibrant and all-inclusive programme for 2021.